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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on Tuesday

Someone here put me on the track of the film 'I, Daniel Blake' but I forgot who. Beautiful and shocking film, about surviving the neo-liberal welfare in Great Britain. Beautiful because the main character manages to keep his integrity, shocking because of the dehumanizing system. And our government would like the same kind of welfare here...

Anyway, thanks for the tip and I'll pass it on - it's really worth watching!

Comment by Randall Smith on Monday

Yet, Ian, I've read (or heard) that the Danes are rated the "happiest people on earth". (Americans 15th, by the way.) This despite Denmark having one of the highest suicide numbers. Hmm.

Ruth, I'm sorry about your depressed state of mind. I'm the first to admit I watch no "nightly news" and little "local news". Anything about our jackass president I avoid. I'm a much happier person, ill informed as I wish to be.

Comment by Plinius on Monday

Thanks, Ian! Trumpinde... the clones are popping up everywhere! Here one of the xian politicians has earned the name Wilders light, as in cola light.

Comment by k.h. ky on Monday
Bertold, lol. That's my kind of humor :)
Comment by tom sarbeck on Monday

Non illegitimi fascisti carborundum.

(Don't let the fascist bastards wear you down.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on Monday

Oh yes! Happy Vernal Equinox to everyone. 

Ruth, sorry to learn this POTUS 45 and all the enablers are getting you down. Wish I could think of a joke or something funny, but my funny bone doesn't come up with anything useful.

Comment by Ian Mason on Monday

Nice one, Bertold.

Thank you, Ruth. The same to you and everyone here.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday

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LOL, Bertold. Good one. I needed a dark laugh. Feeling depressed and terrified about the rise of fascism.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Monday

Comment by Ian Mason on Monday

The government in DK is a liberal/neo-liberal/conservative coalition supported by the nationalists. (liberal means right-wing here). The Social Democrats are still the 3rd largest party. The Socialist party had a brief spell as part of a governing coalition a few years ago and lost a lot of support, most of it going to the United List, the most left-leaning of the major parties.

The current intergration minister has recently caused a scandal by celebrating her 50th tightening up of migration laws with a cake. The German magazine Bild has dubbed her 'Trumpinde'.

 

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